Mona Eltahawy

Mona Eltahawy

Journalist and public speaker
Mona Eltahawy is a New York-based commentator and public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues. She has won numerous awards for her columns which have been published in a number of publications including The Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, The Jerusalem Report, Al Masry Al Youm and Asharq Al Awsat. Before moving to the U.S. in 2000, she was a correspondent in Cairo and Jerusalem for Reuters News Agency and reported from several countries in the region. She has lived in Egypt, the UK, Saudi Arabia and Israel and calls herself and calls herself a proud liberal Muslim.



Author's Articles

I’m a big fan of offense. It was offense that drew me to Park51, the proposed Islamic community centre and mosque in Lower Manhattan, two blocks from Ground Zero. But not for the reasons you think. For once, Muslims are not the ones offended but the ones being accused of offense by choosing to build [...]